The Promised Land
aka Hui dao bei ai de mei yi tian
First screened in September 2015
Director: He Ping. Cast: Wang Jiajia, Zhang Yi, Wang Zhiwen. Screenplay: He Ping.

Twitter Capsule: Way too airy-fairy Chinese romance between ballerina and hockey coach. Barely a premise, endlessly pre-rehearsed.

VOR:   Chinese stories that aren't explicitly cast as sociological studies or political laments seldom make it over here. So, there's that. But not much more than that?

Photo © 2015 Beijing Century Media Culture

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

Toronto Film Festival: Platform Award (Honorable Mention)

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